George Richard Weddleton, Jr.


Age 78, Luray, Va.

George Richard Weddleton Jr., 78, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

He was born on Dec. 8, 1941, in San Francisco, Calif., and was a son of the late George Richard Weddleton Sr. and Metta Belle Cantwell Weddleton.

George owned and operated the Parkhurst for 42 years.

On Jan. 11, 1964, he married Juanita Villanueva “Nita” Weddleton, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Marc Richard Weddleton and wife Michelle of Mooringsport, La.; two daughters, Wendy Joy Weddleton of Glendale, Ariz., and Jilena Franklin and husband R.L. of Elkton; a niece, Amber Joy Jaxon of Fayetteville, W.Va.; a brother-in-law, Bob Hambrick and wife Elizabeth of Wimberley, Texas; a sister-in-law, Janie Villanueva of Fresno, Calif.; and eight grandchildren, Monte Greer, Miranda Weddleton, Emily Weddleton, Christian Weddleton, Kailee Franklin, Kenzie Franklin, Addie Franklin and Ryah Franklin. George is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Metta Whitcomb.

Services are planned for a later date.

Arrangements are in the caring hands of The Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.


  1. George was a fine hardworking and decent man. He will surely be missed and remembered for his compassion to others. My sincere sympathy to Nita and all the members of the Weddleton family.

  2. We knew the Weddletons when we lived in San Francisco 45 years ago. They ended up in Luray, we ended up in Afton. Wonderful people. Sorry he’s gone.

  3. I will miss going into Rainbow Hill and talking with George. He knew his wines! He knew his food! He was so much fun to talk to. I always hated leaving Rainbow Hill, but I always felt better for being in George’s healing presence. Great sense of humor, smart as a tack, and one of the sweetest smiles I’ve ever seen. I will miss you, George.

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